I have a tendency to ramble, both in real life and on my blog. I’m well aware of this and so I came up with the idea of my wedding photography blogvent calendar (yes, that’s the best I could come up with for a name, despite ‘Blogvent’ sounding like something nasty you might want to see your doctor about) – I’m going to open a door into the world of wedding photography for each day of the advent calendar leading up to Christmas with some pictures from 2016 whilst trying to talk about the images in a fairly succinct way. I’ve got a loose idea of which pictures I’m going to be posting, but I think it’s important to mention that they’re not ‘favourites’ or ‘Novel Focus Photography’s Greatest Hits’ – they’re just pictures that stand-out in my memory from the past year for one reason or another. Some I love to bits for their photographic merits and am thoroughly proud of, others I’m happy with and like the story that they tell. I love every wedding I photograph, and here are some moments that I particularly enjoyed looking back on. Many you may have seen on my portfolio or in my other blogs. All posts are being categorised into the ‘What it Means to Me’ category. EXIF info in the captions for fellow photographers.
I hope you enjoy this year’s blogvent calendar! Without further ado, behind door 1….
Door 1 | Wedding Photography in Silhouette
I’m being fearless on day one. This is an odd one for me, largely because of the lack of people in the image. I’ll usually shoot a couple of images of the location before I start a wedding for the sake of ‘establishing shots’; this is where we are, here’s what the weather’s like, that sort of thing. If you’ve read my blog much you’ll know that I love Manor by the Lake in Cheltenham. If you haven’t read it much, I love it there. It’s a very picturesque venue with some wonderful grounds of photography, but I sometimes find it interesting to carve away all of that and show the venue in a very pure form – a silhouette of the building. Nothing clever about it; this picture was shot around midday, so the light wasn’t anything special but I like the clouds here and the colour of the sky.
I’m not a landscape photographer, nor an architecture photographer but I think it’s nice to sometimes look at the venues from a different perspective.